Catalogue d’une Collection de Tableaux capitaux des Trois Ecoles; Gouaches, Dessins montés et en feuilles, Estampes, Porcelaines, Terres cuites, Tabatières, précieuses Pierres gravées, et autres articles de curiosité, provenant du Cabinet et Fonds de commerce de feu. Alex Paillet… Par Ch. Paillet, fils. La vente aura lieu le 2 juin 1814, et jours suivans…. Alexandre Joseph AUCTION CATALOGUE: PAILLET.

Dissolving Paillet’s Collection & Stock

Catalogue d’une Collection de Tableaux capitaux des Trois Ecoles; Gouaches, Dessins montés et en feuilles, Estampes, Porcelaines, Terres cuites, Tabatières, précieuses Pierres gravées, et autres articles de curiosité, provenant du Cabinet et Fonds de commerce de feu. Alex Paillet… Par Ch. Paillet, fils. La vente aura lieu le 2 juin 1814, et jours suivans…

32 pp. 8vo (195 x 126 mm.), original printed wrappers bound in late 19th-century sheep (spine a bit rubbed), spine gilt. Paris: Paillet & Chariot, 1814.

A rare annotated copy, with prices and many buyers, of this sale catalogue offering Paillet’s personal collection and the remainder of his inventory. Paillet (1743-1814), was one of the most prominent dealers of this period. During the ancien régime, the Comte d’Angiviller charged him with acquiring paintings at auction on behalf of the state, but in the course of the Revolutionary period and the collapse of the Parisian art market, Paillet’s business suffered greatly. This sale was conducted by his son Charles, who maintained the firm for several decades and organized a number of famous sales.

This catalogue describes 110 lots of paintings (by Cuyp, Hobbema, Rubens, Dou, Steen, D. Teniers, Wijnants, Schalcken, Brauwer, Weenix, Mengs, Panini, Guercino, Tintoretto, Greuze, J. Vernet, La Hyre, etc.), drawings, prints, and curiosities. The paintings, mostly of the Northern school, are fully priced by a contemporary annotator, who has recorded most buyers as well.

A fine copy, with the original wrappers in pristine condition. Engraved bookplate of [H]enry [Pannier] on the front paste-down, and stamp of the Bibliothèque Heim on verso of title-page.

❧ Lugt 8531. See J. Edwards, Alexandre Joseph Paillet, Expert et marchand de tableaux à la fin du XVIIIe siècle (1996) for the authoritative account of Paillet’s life.

Price: $2,750.00

Item ID: 6972